Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance…sweet, vital dance

Posted: March 18, 2016 in Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge
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Dance” is the theme for this week’s Photo Challenge from WordPress.  The dance of bees (or any other pollinators) is one that is vital to life on earth.  Although there are definitely problems, pesticides being large one, every time the beekeeper walks into the tea shop to deliver local honey, I’m encouraged.  When I read about people beekeeping on the tops of roofs in Paris or New York, I cheer inwardly.  Pollination is life-giving process; honey a sweet reward.  Long may bees dance!


  1. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Nice one, Janet. And bees do dance!

  2. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Bee the answer! Love this, Janet.

    • Thanks, Lindy. I rejoice every time I see a bee these days and buy local honey, too. I also bring back honey when I visit my s-i-l in France. All SO good and local honey is supposed to be good for helping avoid allergies. A win-win.

      Have a great weekend.


  3. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Great photo, Janet. I can hear them.

    • It was cool, as they were on a boat anchored in the river in Philly, as part of some sort of ecology exhibit. I have the flyer somewhere, but it was really interesting. The humming of bees brings joy to my heart.

      • Allan G. Smorra says:

        We have a neighbor at the end of the block who is a beekeeper and the bees love our flowers in the backyard. Some mornings we can see a cloud of them leaving his yard, flying down the street and over our house where they spread out on the hillside and flower beds.

      • What a great sight, Allan! When my s-i-l lived in Provence, I used to bring back lavender honey, which was wonderful, but also honey from the garrigue, the scrubby area that’s not quite in the mountains yet. I loved that! They live in a different part of France now, but the honey is good there as well.

      • Allan G. Smorra says:

        Great memories (and tastes).

  4. diggingher says:

    Great depiction! Bees are vital to our well-being. Thanks for raising awareness.

  5. basildonkitchens says:

    Wonderful…and bees are soooo important! I can hear them from here! 🙂

    • You’re the second person who could hear them, Connie! 🙂 Bees are definitely important and hopefully people will continue to work together to increase their numbers. The disease/fungus that’s killing so many of them has to be stopped as well.


  6. To bee or not to bee Janet?! You are really buzzing today. Well done. Great angle on the theme. Just another random thought – do you know Van Morrison’s song Tupelo Honey? Worth a listen. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq3YLhtuzTQ

    • Hi, Cuz. Yes, I know the song and for Christmas, my husband gave me two bottles of honey, one of which was Tupelo. I haven’t tried it yet because the bottle’s so tall that I have to store it somewhere that I don’t see it often and forget that it’s there. 🙂

      Hope all’s well in your hive.


  7. thirdeyemom says:

    I can’t wait for the bees to come dancing back as that means flowers! 😊

    • We just walked in the door and outside, the daffodils are still contained, but only just (like too many busts I’ve seen.) But they’ll be out soon and I’ll be there to catch that very first shot!!


  8. Kerry S. says:

    Wow, what a photoghraph! If there was a prize for best interpretation of the theme you’d so win it with this. Xx

  9. Lena says:

    I agree… let’s hope they do!

  10. Sue says:

    Wonderful response to the theme, Janet!

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  12. Sandra says:

    Ah! A hive of activity… 🙂

  13. We saw bee hives on a roof of an apartment building when we visited Brussels. 🙂 Long may the bees dance so that humans have food to eat. 🙂

  14. sonyavdg says:

    What beautiful golden tones

  15. nowathome says:

    I have a few dancing ones here in my garden too!

  16. mtltechwriter says:

    Excellent example of “dance” because these little fellows communicate with each other through it. Congratulations Janet for this wonderful picture. Oh, by-the-way, love many of the other great images you used for other WP weekly themes!

  17. Vital, indeed! And so fascinating to watch. I really love bees!

  18. galeweithers says:

    I love me some honey so am definitely agreeing: “Long may bees dance!” What an interesting take on the WP challenge … nice job!

  19. What a brilliant way to meet the challenge, Janet! I’ve never thought of bees dancing, but I’m sure you’re right. 🙂

  20. Lignum Draco says:

    Great interpretation of the theme.

  21. arv! says:

    Great response to WPC -dance

  22. Dymoon says:

    I so agree, bees are VERY important, good post